TOP THREE TIPS FOR SHOPPING AT SHEIN/SHEINSIDE.

TOP THREE TIPS FOR SHOPPING AT SHEIN/SHEINSIDE.

 

If you’ve been following this blog for a while then I am sure you have noticed my love for an online site called SheIn (formerly SheInside). They have a humongous inventory that can be a little overwhelming but is so fun to browse and the prices cannot be beat! I get a lot of questions from people asking about the quality, which I totally understand since I too was skeptical at first. So today I wanted to share a few details of my experiences, my tips for shopping the site, and also share a few of my favorite items from my latest browsing session ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

I have ordered from SheIn multiple times, first time being about two years ago. Since then I have gotten to work with them multiple times but to begin with I was just a regular shopper, which I think is important to note and my experiences have all been wonderful. It certainly isn’t designer quality but I feel that it is much better than what you pay for. Also, I have found that the more expensive items are typically a little nicer, so if you order a $70 piece, you can expect that it will be nicer than the $10 piece you order. I highly recommend shopping the site especially since you can find so many designer dupes for a fraction of the price! For example, that dress above is a near copy of a Free People dress, which I actually didn’t know when I ordered it so was pleasantly shocked when someone thought mine was $150!

 

TOP THREE TIPS FOR SHOPPING AT SHEIN:

 

1. Shipping takes 2-3 weeks. Sometimes I will get the pleasant surprise of my package arriving before 2 weeks (most often when I order items with the icon that says “ships 24 hours”), but since it ships from overseas, just go ahead and assume 2-3 weeks. If that is too long, I would pay the extra for faster shipping.

 

2. Pay very close attention to measurements. On each item page, there are details on sizing. This is important because their sizing is not consistent from item to item. They list out the measurements for the different sizes, so pay very close attention and have a measuring tape on hand. Sometimes I am a small and other times I am a large, it all just depends on the specific item. ย When in doubt – size up!

 

I have only ever had one bad experience with shopping at SheIn and it was a time that I didn’t pay attention to the measurements and the dress ended up being way too small – totally my fault!

 

3. Browse the galleries and read reviews on each item page to see how things will fit, how fabrics lay, sheerness, etc. Most items have a gallery on the item page where customers will upload pictures of themselves in the item so you can get a better idea of what you are ordering and what it will look like. I am typically more skeptical of buying items that don’t have any pictures in the gallery (but I have done it and been successful by paying attention to the sizing) but it gives me more confidence when I can browse the gallery.

 

Now that you have my top three tips, below are some of my current favorite items…

 

 

Have you ordered from SheIn before? What was your experience?
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  • Such great tips! I agree about paying attention to measurements… Makes all the difference!
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  • These are awesome tips! I have a trip coming up and I'm a month out, so I definitely need to grab a few things now. I've wanted to try SheIn, but never have.

    Shae @ Current Habits

  • I first ordered from them as a regular customer about a year ago and sent it all back because I didn't like the quality. I have the same dress you are wearing that they sent to me and it was perfect! It washed really well and fit pretty good too. Great tips!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

  • I have never ordered from them before. I have seen other people where things from there, but I have never given it a shot. Perhaps I should!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

  • Well I just wasted 30 minutes browsing that site! I am going to have to order from them, I love that yellow top by the way!

  • <3333 amazing post!

    love it

    Karolina Gerspucci

  • i have one SheInside dress that i loove and always get so many compliments on. the price point was so good that i almost didn't care if it didn't work out, but this guide is great!! i love the pieces that you picked out too!

  • I have ordered through SheInside quite some times and all good there. Thumbs up

    BamBam
    Blog

    xoxo

  • I just received that cobalt romper in the mail the other day. I ordered it in a medium, but it didn't fit so I returned it and got a large. It's a little shorter on me than I would've liked, but I can work with it. I totally agree with the measurements 100%. Also, if you're tall know the length of the dress that you can wear appropriately because any of the shorter dresses have been too short on me and I'm 5'9. Great tips girl!

    ~Hillary
    http://www.styleinasmalltown.com

  • Mindy

    The measurements they list in their sizing chart are inconsistent with the size the models wear as per the model’s measurements. I have the same measurements as one of the models, which usually indicates I should be ordering a large dress according to the sizing chart, but the model constantly wears a small. I chatted with an online rep and they weren’t much help, just saying that sometimes the charts are inaccurate. Not sure what size to order now…

    • Oh shoot, I generally go with the actual measurements, not with what the model is wearing, and when in doubt I always size UP! The way I see it, I can always hem something or have it taken in or wear a belt, but if it’s too small there isn’t any quick fix. Hope that helps!

  • Do you have any suggestion about their shoes? Do they run small or big? And what about their quality?

    • I’ve only ever bought one pair of shoes from the site and I found them to run a little bit small. I still wore the heck out of them, but I wished I had gone up a half size. And honestly they were pretty good quality! Especially for the price, I thought they were a great buy. I always think it’s worth a shot!

  • Leila

    Hi! I will be going on vacation in not even 2 weeks but i am really in need of summer clothes… I saw some stuff on their website that was super cute but i don’t know if it is going to be delivered in time… B.T.W: I live in Europe, maybe there’s a difference?

    • Sadly I don’t think that your order would arrive in time ๐Ÿ™ Though you might look to see if there is an express option, I’ve only ever done regular shipping!

  • Diorella Maree Estolas

    Hi, I also ordered items from shein. I’m just worried I’ll have trouble retrieving my items from Phil Post? Or will they send it directly to my doorstep?

    • I can’t say with complete certainty as I do not have experience with Phil Post, but all of my orders have come directly to my mailbox/doorstep through my regular postal service. If in doubt, I would contact their customer service to ask!

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  • Jessica Allagoa

    Is it risky not to pay the shipping insurance?

    • I would recommend paying for the return insurance. It’s so inexpensive and if you are ordering multiple items, there are always going to be one or two that don’t fit/you just don’t love. To me it is worth the $3 even if everything works out perfectly! Hope that helps!